Dawn Blasko, associate professor of psychology at Penn State Erie, The Behrend College, has been appointed executive director of the University Faculty Senate. Blasko, who will begin her new role on July 1, has been a member of the Faculty Senate for nearly 17 years and is a past chair.
University Faculty Senate
University Faculty Senate
Matthew Clifford is the third Penn State Lehigh Valley student to hold this honor.
The University Faculty Senate is seeking interested faculty for the position of University Faculty Ombudsperson. The ombudsperson must be a current or emeritus faculty member. To be considered for this position or to nominate a colleague, send a letter of interest/nomination to Paula Brown at email@example.com by March 27.
Proposals are now being accepted for Penn State’s 16th annual Professional Development Conference on Academic Advising, taking place from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sept. 28 at the Penn Stater Conference Center Hotel, University Park.
At its final meeting of the 2015-16 academic year (April 19), Penn State's Faculty Senate carried out a number of actions involving a broad range of issues, including general education implementation and assessment, LionPath implementation, and diversity initiatives.
At the University Faculty Senate's first meeting of the 2014-15 academic year -- and his first opportunity to address the Senate as Penn State's president -- Eric Barron shared his ideas for a new approach to state funding requests and affirmed his commitment to fostering civility and open discourse at the University.
The University Faculty Senate will meet at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 9, in 112 Kern Graduate Building. The items below will be considered at the meeting.
The University Faculty Senate will meet at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 29, in 112 Kern Graduate Building, University Park. The items below will be considered at the meeting.
Daniel R. Hagen, professor of animal science at Penn State, has been appointed executive director of the University Faculty Senate, effective Jan. 1, 2014. A faculty member in the College of Agricultural Sciences for 35 years, Hagen previously completed three terms on the University Faculty Senate, serving as chair in 2011-12 and immediate past-chair in 2012-13.
In its second meeting of the fall 2013 semester, Penn State’s University Faculty Senate on Tuesday (Oct. 22) received an update on the presidential search, voted on a resolution concerning child care at Penn State, and heard several informational reports.
Penn State's Faculty Senate will hold a special meeting at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 24, in the auditorium of the Lewis Katz Building of the Dickinson School of Law on the University Park campus.
The sole agenda item for this meeting is for the senate to consider and vote on the following resolution regarding the Take Care of Your Health initiative.
At its first meeting of the 2013-14 academic year, Penn State’s Faculty Senate held a question-and-answer session on the “Take Care of Your Health" initiative,” heard various reports and passed several pieces of legislation. Faculty Senate Chair Brent Yarnal, the E. Willard and Ruby S. Miller professor of geography, in his opening remarks spoke about the “rapid changes” that the University has been undergoing and the senate’s role in helping to navigate these changes.
In its final meeting of the academic year, the University Faculty Senate on Tuesday (April 23) held a forensic session in which members had the opportunity to offer input on the search for the next Penn State president. The Senate also announced election results for 2013-14, passed several pieces of legislation and received numerous informational reports.
The University Faculty Senate will meet at 1:30 p.m. Jan. 29, in 112 Kern Graduate Building. The items below will be considered at the meeting:
-- A forensic session will be held to provide an update on the work of the Senate Self-Study Committee and for the committee to receive guidance and input from the Faculty Senate. Questions related to organization, communication, membership and engagement, among others, will be used to facilitate discussion.
All Penn State course proposals created since 1970 can now be retrieved online thanks to a new service provided by the Penn State University Archives in collaboration with the University Faculty Senate and Information Technology Services. University Curriculum Archives (UCA) can be accessed at http://curriculumarchives.libraries.psu.edu. Penn State users can search by course abbreviation, course number, course title and college.